Wide Angle......Whats good and bad.

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  1. Tweaker

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    Im in the Market for a wide angle and would like to know what you guys like and why?

    Zach
     
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    Extreme wide angle <14mm ... too much curvature ... distortion get detracting.
    Fish eye ... circular image ... lens gets boring too quickly.
    Rectilinear wide angle 14-16mm ... does not have the curvature ... just enough wideness.

    The focal lens are based on 1.5x crop factor.
     
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    What do you like Tweaker, afterall you're in the market, not us :)

    I like the 10-20mm range on a 1.5x camera.
     
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    Are you using a DX sensor camera or a 35mm film/ FX type camera?

    I use 17mm with the 17-50mm F/2.8 for wide angle shots. If I want a little wider, I use the 14mm F/2.8.

    Why, because it has the focal length I need.
     
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    I have been looking at the Sigma 10-20. I shoot a D90.

    Zach
     
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    Just for your information, there is a new version of 10-20mm lens from Sigma.

    Yes, the 10-20mm lens is nice. I always want to get one whenever I visit this site 10-20mm.com :drool::drool:
     
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    Anybody have any luck with the Tokina Pro DX 12-24 F4 ??
     
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    Well to bring this back up,,, I have made a purchase. Tokina 11-16 f2.8. I really haven't had a chance to get out and play with it yet, But from just messing around with it I'm very happy.

    Zach

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    Oh my gosh - those pics on that site are amazing and now I totally want to get that lens...it's pretty steep though - like $650. I'm still trying to figure out my versatile lens purchase...24-70mm?
     
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    I have the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6. It's a great lens-- decently sharp. The geometry distortion bugs me sometimes so I end up fixing it in post.

    I think the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is better though. Actually, I have no need for a wide angle to have any zoom function. A 10mm prime would probably deliver better image quality and would be less expensive to buy. With my Sigma, most of the shots are at 10mm anyway.

    Because I use the wide angle lens for mostly landscape I usually shoot at around f/11 or f/16. At f/4 the bokeh is very ugly in my opinion but I suppose it's not the way a wide angle is supposed to be used.
     
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    That's more a function of focal length than the particular lens.
     

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